Michelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of seventeen published books and seven novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and translated into over twenty languages. She lives in New York with too many teenagers and too many cats.
Danger. Passion. Obsession.
Heir to a worthless title, Christophe Marchand knows the only way to build an empire in the twenty-first century is with single-minded focus and cold, hard pragmatism.
Which means no distractions.
But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.
Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.
An expert in antique furniture, Charlotte is in Paris to close up her recently deceased father’s antique store. Her plan? Finish the job as quickly as possible, preferably without touching the still-tender wound of their estranged relationship, and return to L.A..
And even the enigmatic Christophe Marchand can’t tempt her to stay.
Then the discovery of an elaborate ring hidden inside a 16th century writing desk sets off a chain of events that sends her to Christophe for protection. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world. But when their hunt intersects with an ominous takeover of Christophe’s business, it becomes clear that their common cause will either destroy them — or force them to come to terms with the true price of love.
Christmas is over, the new year has begun, and I still can’t get Jasper Christmas out of my system. Here he is in my life once again. I don’t know if he’s playing me or if he’s genuinely falling in love with me. As a top investigative reporter, I have to keep my head in the game. The Christmases secrets are dark indeed and each discovery more unbelievable than the former. If only Jasper Christmas would go away. His desire for me is insatiable as is mine for him. And then the one story that could destroy the Christmases forever falls into my lap.
And when I discover what he’s hiding, I wish none of it was.
The Christmases most shocking secrets have been revealed. What does that mean for Jasper and my relationship? My lover once told me he was a man, who had obligations. He was once ready to destroy his foes to be set free from them, but is he prepared to ruin his family’s reputation for the sake of our love?